Proceedings of the 9th Economics & Finance Conference, London

REGIONAL DISPARITIES AND MIGRATION IN MEMBER STATES EU

LUCIE KUREKOV√Ā

Abstract:

Certainly, the spatial distribution of economic activities is far from uniform in many countries European Union and significant differences at national and at regional level are still persistent. The aim of this study is to investigate and compare regional disparities in member states of European Union and estimate the effect of regional migration flows on convergence of regions. This study focuses on income and employment, these two factors are considered as major determinants of migration and on the contrary, migration can contribute to reducing income and employment disparity between regions. The econometric analysis uses panel data primarily from Eurostat Database.

Keywords: disparity, convergence, European Union, regions, migration, income, unemployment rate

DOI: 10.20472/EFC.2018.009.009

PDF: Download



Copyright © 2021 The International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences, www.iises.net